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he. reviewed the latest in science and technology from. the future coverage. and broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is r g surely glad to have you with us now on to the week's top stories here on our team the deadly repression of demonstrators continues in syria despite government promises to end of the violence and while the u.s. looks ready to condemn president assad as illegitimate thousands of civilians are fleeing the country fearing the more violence as damascus says it's ready to negotiate with the opposition. washout in washington for libya rebel on boys
as they depart with the magic recognition and the promised financial aid from gadhafi frozen assets however the white house did say the opposition national transitional council is now the true voice of the libyan people. the head of the international monetary fund is charged with sexual assault to new york after allegedly attacking a hotel maid dominique strauss kahn and maintains his innocence but his chances in next year's presidential election in france where he was a favorite have taken a serious knock. and in russia nationwide military displays march sixty six years since the defeat of nazi germany but similar commemorations in ukraine were marred by nationalists attacking veterans with violence erupted in the west of the country where many collaborated with of the nazis against the soviet union during the war and are now seen as freedom fighters rather than oppressors. i'll be back with a look at your news in about thirty minutes time but right now and not
a figure of our time julian assange has managed to do what few people ever dared reveal top u.s. government secrets but just who is the man behind the wiki leaks we investigate next right here on our quiz. the website wiki leaks what's account helping parents have. this chili and such help think that the adults who were detained at guantanamo bay which exist under attack. he says he has a dream a world without secrets the first step in the vault of the institute to get information out of the real world today anyone can find out what information the government the military and bankers of kept under lock and key secrecy is the biggest. going to be a good marker for you is wiki leaks the dream of an idealist or a tool to manipulate global politics julian words on india and on anger.
what motivates julian a song does he want to change the world or is he just seeking fame does he act on his own or is someone else behind wiki leaks and will it whistle blowing revelations change the world forever. kunis january twentieth and the city with millions of residents descends into chaos thousands of protesters take to the streets in downtown genius to demand the immediate resignation of president ben ali who has ruled the country for over twenty three years after several days of tensions resulting bloodshed ben ali had to flee the capital on january the fifteenth is. that the events that took place in the north african country in january were immediately
dubbed the jasmine revolution of the choosing and also has another nail the wiki revolution. this man is a professor at one of the universities in tunis. as a political activist he prefers to be known by his nickname. he didn't take part in the attacks on government buildings but he said to be one of the main driving forces of the revolution. after registering his web site to leaks he began posting material concerning choosier from diplomatic cables in arabic and french the cables were made public by julian assange of twenty ten. at the first time with just seventy seven thousand documents and then we've got. the sensation as i said it was really very very very interesting to note the true facts that the u.s. government is waiting. to leave the u.s.
government was. really not supportive benignly for a human rights violation. discontent with a president who had lingered in power for too long had been brewing into his ear for quite some time public anger erupted after students mohamad was easy set himself on fire and publish stories of runaway corruption eroding the top echelon of the tunisian government. after when the. week. i came home and was is what he did. i think tunisia was nature to. start to change what's happened in tunisia and also in egypt and it's happening in a few other places these diplomatic cables for the people that they were actually right and not trusting in thinking that there is something that is corrupt.
daniel don't steinberg's shams the public spotlight he's going to stay in the shade although in actual fact he's just as much a godfather of the wiki leaks project as julian assange js. yes my name is daniel schmidt this is julia sons and we're here to make a short presentation about what we can least project what we thought danielle doane steinberg could be described as co-creator of the internet's most scandalous web site through the together he understands took the idea of creating a site where any person can safely post secret information anonymously and made it a reality with you weeks i heard about weakening since september two thousand and seven and in november two thousand and seven i first got in touch with julian. he was already working on wiki leaks at that point so i asked if they needed any help . and started working on a couple of topics john young registered the weekly domain name in late december
two thousand and six although young had already created something similar to wiki leaks several years before previously he used the cryptome dot org site for publishing classified material secrecy is a bogus. marketing. british way overdue so threats for democracy are coming from your side apart from the secret keeper and that they need to be exposed during the first few years of wiki leaks and resource was treated as a project created by internet fringes we can leaks lives off donations and they were inconsistent at the time. or two years we or one and a half years we tried to build up we can he says a project me published a lot of documents and try to get funding and it was all very difficult for us so we have all put in our private funding into the project and try to sustain it at that range it didn't work out so well based not an infinite amount of money i mean
. this is nuclear shelter you built during the second world war and modernize doing the cold war so we have reconstructed it with data centers of welcome you know and i will show you the facility this bunker in stockholm was built to protect swedish army personnel from a nuclear attack telltale reminders of its original purpose can be seen all over the place. we're digitally these type was actually in submarines and so they are german submarines from the beginning and the alarm in case of drop of the alarm starts alarmist. or. today behind a nice thick walls and heavy doors there are services carrying thousands of websites some of them store wiki leaks data.
this is the cabin up and you feel down to see these two these two hundred because it's sort of a swedish noise provide better protection against attacks on wiki leaks than the bunkers malls or its security system they'll only flow through the roof for the coming fire while it was they were feel they must be able to make it a material there for all of the. assumption his team and be very careful about the security of their servers after this video was posted on their site thirty six denied. their right. back in two thousand and seven american army servicemen were caught on camera shooting dead a reuters reporter and his driver in a baghdad suburb after they mistook them from terrorists three years after the
tragedy with the leaks published the video sparking a massive international right now. and it shows you errors in the internal judicial nikken isn't its work and it shows you that reports about court who is insurgent and who is not an insurgent would appear in the media following or the bit where people are killed cannot be trusted several months later in the summer of two thousand and ten the site and its partner outlets published the afghan dossier i was. wiki leaks itself called the afghanistan war diaries they contained eighty thousand on the spot reports about the course of the campaign the zone said they had received the classified information from a man employed at the u.s. department of defense. it covers a six year period of war ninety two thousand reports and almost every instant serious incident with go three or was in. the car and location number of people
killed the soon as the afghan dossier was made public asuncion his team source to instant frame but scathing criticism soon followed the most common i.q. zation was that the names of afghans collaborating with allied troops and details concerning american agents had not been redacted from the reports the taliban were quick to pledge to kill all those who had helped the us army. there was abuse the mostly be ameliorated upper middle where we're looking at initially seriously. we did hold back. with they had sort of i think it's just that maybe they conveyed a lot of the euro if urged the white house like ross there are assistance in every area that you know. if that request. every week once a week we're meeting in this cafe there's
a party leadership we've just had a half day meetings as well of leadership a little bird has taken over the party leadership. we're wrapping up breakfast and discussing how to move all for the next couple years. swedish internet pirates have no office of their own that's why they meet in this cafe in stockholm the movement has held wiki leaks greatly by sharing its knowledge on creating a growing network of mirror sites as well as decoding and processing information. when we stepped in to support wiki leaks in august of last year they were not as known as they are no joy they have received aid from thousands and thousands of people so they are not. our aid doesn't make as much difference today as it did know that said however it was still the swiss pirate party then went in and brought wiki leaks the wiki leaks domain online and went offline
during that hectic week of information. similar projects have been launched around the world including russia. most people in russia don't speak english that's why we wanted to make wiki leaks documents available to all russians online so we set about spotting reports of interest to people living in russia and countries of the commonwealth of independent states such reporters are either fed to translation websites or the people themselves translate them after receiving them via email. russian pirates have launched a similar site called the leaks and largely mimics what a sound has been doing it wiki leaks a few leaks have already been made public. what a lot of informers will post their reports on the internet site. we will know absolutely nothing about them we see the whole thing as a black box turning our documents from time to time with. a big question though is
how are they going to send their stuff. in the summer of twenty ten a song together the circle of accredited journalists for wiki leaks these people were supposed to get the news before it would appear on the site by doing this assault wanted to secure the leaks and give them greater exposure. the first russian publication to disclose wiki leaks data was the magazine russian reporter of the same time other magazines and newspapers had also received such invitations but decided against getting involved in wiki leaks risky business. and it is clearly the newspapers running a triple risk first they may have suspected that they might get involved in somebodies gamble considering that the material had not been properly assessed second they may have had their doubts about how that would affect relations with the us embassy and third they may have been worried by the uncertain prospects of
relations with the russian leadership as well for material which chiefly concerned russia was published by russian journalists in parallel with the site the first weeks were a record number of visitors people were hungry for a sensational scoop but just as much or frankly when we saw the first set of documents sense in response to our request we didn't know how we should go about them at first glance many of them were unlikely to arouse interest you have to breed them very carefully to find something anywhere near a scoop i think some in our audience had been looking forward to wild stories about u.f.o.'s or people devouring children when they found nothing of the kind so they simply turned away from us. after the publication of the afghan dossier wiki leaks website and its founder a song to become the world. may newsmakers the australian spent most of his spare time travelling giving interviews and taking part in different seminars with those words julian again welcome to stockholm and the foresee that.
it's unlikely that julian a song speaking before the journalists of this seminar and so on call could a full seen that in a few months he would be in jail nor would he have imagined that his close companions would desert him over this visit to the swedish capital would lead to his downfall. for sure is that so much of a taxpayer's money i mean i would like to hear a real tree. what you mean to use the word west is it a place a state of mind or even a specific time in history also. by august twenty ten julian a song to become the world's most popular media figure the wiki leaks founder savor the glory of being alone find it on the soul adversary to the world superpower all attempts by the us authorities to known for prosecution against mr ozon proved
unsuccessful and wiki leaks founder had tried to be legally irreproachable until he decided to attend a seminar in stockholm in august twenty ten. investigators would later establish them during his visit to sweden mr saunders met two young women. and spent the night with both of them a short while later both young women accused wiki leaks founder of sexual assault. they were released. primarily to discuss with the police to tell the police what they have been through and to get advice or try with new and when they tell their stories both of them separately from each other and they tell the stories to the police the police officer realized they're telling a story concerning a crime. according to daniel dumb shit bag has always had a weakness for women we were at a conference in budapest and he told
a lot of people at our conference that he has children on every continent the swedish authorities put the songs on the international wanted list by which time the wiki leaks founder had landed in britain many describe the criminal prosecution against him as politically motivated swedish lawyers claim that it was a routine criminal case. it's nonsense it has nothing whatsoever to do with the wiki leaks actually my two clients are very much in favor of the vehicle leaks that's why they were attending the seminar or the lecture from seoul and they still are for. it is unfortunately a rather common case of sexual abuse we have these cases all over again in sweden in great britain everywhere in the world and this is a case like any other with a difference that the suspect the person happens. at the same time tensions inside the wiki leaks team rose to the surface songes friend and colleague daniel
don't feel like berg said he would no longer work with him he withdrew from the project along with many others it was thought i would be very sorry to see the project winding up the problem is that julian is intent on cracking down on any dissenters as a matter of fact now he's one of the kind of people that we've been trying to oppose so i quit at the right moment after that negative trend had emerged within the wiki leaks team. aside from ideological differences bergen a son also had a personal conflict when bearing introduced a son as to his future wife. disapproved of his choice. i fell in love quite immediately and i posed as my friend about it and the only thing he had to recommend was that i should try to find as much on her as i can get so that if she annoys me something in my hands against him and that was
a really weird recommendation but the loss of half of his team was not a most serious consequence of the split for a son's much more important was an archive of three thousand unpublished secret materials which burgundy other defectors took away with them for bag this data is a form of insurance. daniel had all the reason in the world to fear assume he was enraged by his betrayal persones had even threatened his former friend. he wants if i were to ever put in danger. he would hunt me down and kill me. and he even repeated that threat a couple of times the wats others that estimable. on december the first twenty ten into polish and a warrant for a soldier's arrest a week later the wiki leaks chief voluntarily showed up at a police station where they arrested him a week later he was released on bail and the criminal charges against him were never dropped. but thank you. the
whole vehicle around the world. that they. thought it might see why i'm being away. truly after he was bailed the son shocked the world with a statement that it was now the turn for the banks to share their secrets he announced the publication on wiki leaks of huge volumes of information on private accounts in swiss banks on january the seventeenth two thousand and eleven a former employee of the julius by a bank rudolf elmer publicly handed over to his son to discuss with information on the personal bank accounts ok well it's true and there's no it the wiki leaks like it again. in order to. try to investigate and making a decision on
a. yes from bush works as a journalist for the financial times specializing in the subject of bank information faffed investigated the two thousand and seven purchase by the german government of disks with information from anonymous sources on german citizens hiding their money abroad. there are seven hundred or seven hundred seventy german names some of our to go to court all of them had to pay money back in the year two thousand and eight the german state got because of this and the more than one billion of europe. the message proved to be effective even depositors whose names were not on the just feared possible criminal prosecution thousands of germans who preferred not to wait for a subpoena paid their taxes in twenty ten angela merkel's government months again purchased from anonymous sources another disk with similar information on deposits of german citizens in swiss banks it helps her to return almost two billion euros
to the state treasury many consider these tax stories to be a direct consequence of the wiki leaks effect. a pretty comparable because on one side the people sell that are to us or lots of money for millions of money on the other side you have an achilles and so this is non profit so there are people who their intention is different but exposing the bank secrets subsequently transformed wiki leaks into a completely nontransparent organization in financial terms but songs is the only person who knows everything about the whereabouts of the huge donations made to the organization. but there were other money trails where no one knew actually other than julian where it came from and what it was used for and i think as a just natural if you're working in a team or maybe five to ten people. there's no need to have secrets you know all of
these they feels like that and when you ask someone what's happening to all the money in australia and how much money is there actually and that person tells you or you don't have to know. after his rift with the song groet. own website called openly the bad site is different it will operate according to the black box principle the website will receive material from anonymous informers but will dispatch them to traditional media outlets for further publication it will be impossible to enter the website and read the information first hand. everything is simple and transparent varied wants to ditch spy schemes publish it and the self advertising which is sound seems to like so much this image is what julian wants to create because it characterizes. like there are.
somewhere between a hacker and the superstar freedom of information and the james bond or not and. and this is very appealing this is what you think it will. well this is exactly one of the reasons why we left the project because it has become more about this all and. then all of the actual information. that. was left. of ministration was introduced at all universities in china zero zero after the revolution students didn't have time to attend classes and the first weeks following the coup that they were too busy debating how to protect the progress made in the january revolution. beautifully that to over evolution we didn't succeed in all it's the ones. we are participating and steve were making by discussing being every day about the new
government had me under review to make our business. it's just it's the journey if it was. each of the students took part in the overthrow of the ben ali regime many of them took to the streets after they had read information on corruption scrupulously accumulated on the website cunial eeks. we can see that when only. the first victim. of these a few can fix astrobiology his friend an assistant some a bengali a well the ones who had prepared the ground for that revolution. they went to war in the old port town of bizet pirates and use it as a stopping place hundreds of years ago the founders liken themselves to such pirates of centuries past. pirates but maybe course it's for freedom for
transparency and so for human rights and for democracy both internet activists agree that julian assange invented a truly effective method of influencing real politics via the internet as the proof maybe it was. the leaks that have been published by an early and i would play it for all we don't know we cannot may. be. but it does help to confirm and come in the news instead of about the corruption of the family and close member of the family sure we. are not for this and. certain things. later that same day the streets of tunis he has swelled with crowds of people again
. but this time around they were not protesting it was a celebration in egypt's president hosni mubarak had been forced to step down under the pressure from millions of people another internet revolution had achieved its goal the revolution as you know me that rose in tunisia has already swept across several countries and it's anyone's guess who shows it may reach in the near future .